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Alabama: Officers Acquitted in Videotaped Beating

Associated Press

January 19, 2011

A federal jury has acquitted two former police officers of charges that they violated the civil rights of a man whose roadside beating after a lengthy chase was captured on videotape.

Jurors on Tuesday acquitted David Doran, 37, and Barrett Dewitt, 40, in the beating of Anthony Warren, who was captured on Jan. 23, 2008, after a police chase through Birmingham.

The video showed Mr. Warren striking one officer with his van and nearly running over others during the 22-minute chase.


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    alex11991

    over 3 years ago

    1978 Comments

    This was a big deal down at BPD. A lot of great guys down there. I'm glad it's over with.

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    A good decision by the court. The media hosed these officers in the begining, but fat chance that they will come forth with an apology or put this verdict on the front page. I hope that this will vindicate these officers and that they can get their careers back on track.

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    recon2819

    over 3 years ago

    254 Comments

    I TOTALLY agree with DaddyD. the media plays this stuff up and ONLY shows part of the story, the part that boosts rating. In MOST of these cases public opionion would be different if they told "The rest of the story" And i am quite sure that after the FACTS in the case came out, they didn't bother to air that. I am quite sure they left the LEOs looking like the "bad guys"

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    I think this is another case will the "video evidence" worked in our favor.

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Perfect!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    The media aways show just what they want the public to see. Not the whole story

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    kaalima

    over 3 years ago

    1748 Comments

    I hope they are hired back, asap !!

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    rc86

    over 3 years ago

    962 Comments

    Good job by the jury. hope the officers are back soon

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    So the question now is why are they still "former" officers, and not newly re-hired oficers?

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Awesome. Once the FULL video is shown in court, justice may prevail. The media just shows the public bits and pieces of the incident just to make a story for the news. I am happy for the involved officers.

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    APD497

    over 3 years ago

    12 Comments

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqH5KrKaw7Q

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    50400 Comments

    Great verdict by the jury. Hopefull the officers will be back on the job soon.

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    36TR

    over 3 years ago

    7620 Comments

    Common sense prevails!! Hopefully, they can get reinstated!!!

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Good call by the jury and I hope these 2 officers can get their jobs back.

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    pcpd2601

    over 3 years ago

    392 Comments

    too bad they had to lose their jobs. where is the justice in that?

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